Univar Solutions has announced it is expanding its longtime distribution partnership with Dow into Germany for a wide variety of DOWSIL™ silicone additives and DOWSIL™ silicone resins.

“Our silicones customers in Germany will continue to benefit from the same high level of reliable and consistent service and outstanding technical expertise found at our Essen Solution Center, along with a more expansive product portfolio to help accelerate their innovation and growth,” said Chris Fitzgerald, global vice president of Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers and Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions.

Silicone additives and resins offer complementary benefits designed to perform throughout a range of critical paint and coatings applications in a variety of industrial and consumer markets. Created for waterborne and solventborne formulations, silicone additives are used to provide thermal and moisture resistance, improved weatherability, color and gloss retention, compliance with volatile organic compounds (VOC) regulations and organic resin compatibility.